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Please wait to upgrade your OS - testing underway

September 14, 2015
Graphic depicting a hand held up to indicate a request to stop. Text reads: Testing underway. Don't upgrade yet.

University IT asks that you wait to update your devices until we send the all-clear.

Apple is planning to release new versions of their operating systems as follows:

  • September 19 - iOS 9 for iPhones and iPads

  • September 30 - OSX 10.11, El Capitan for Macs

While we know the you might have the urge to upgrade immediately, University IT asks that you wait to update your devices until we send an all-clear message.

IT professionals in Computer and Device Support and in Data Network Services who have knowledge of the University’s vast technical environment test new operating system upgrades to ensure that their changes work well with the services and systems that enable the work of students, faculty, and staff.

Tests on pre-release versions of software are almost complete, but companies often make small changes to the software between the last pre-release version and the update that is sent to all users.

When these final updates are released to the public, we will conduct one more round of testing, and announce the results on the IT@UMN mailing list within two weeks of the official release date.